Kiersten Barnet

Kiersten Salander Barnet
Deputy Chief of Staff to the Chairman of Bloomberg LP

Kiersten Salander Barnet is Deputy Chief of Staff to the Chairman of Bloomberg LP, the leading global provider of financial data, analytics, news and media. In this capacity, Kiersten collaborates on key business and internal initiatives, corporate communications and strategic partnerships. Kiersten also manages Bloomberg's Gender Equality Index, a first-of-its-kind performance barometer for gender equality at publicly held organizations. The BGEI provides investors with comparative information on gender equality across internal company statistics, employee policies, external community support and engagement, and gender-conscious product offerings. Kiersten joined Bloomberg in October 2005 and has worked with colleagues and clients in over 30 countries. She is a Strategy Officer of the World Economic Forum, representing Bloomberg in the Media, Entertainment and Information Industry Group and is also a member of the World Economic Forum's Gender Parity Steering Committee. In 2014 Kiersten helped launch the U.S. 30% Club, a group of nearly 75 chairmen and CEOs committed to better gender balance at senior management and board levels. She was subsequently appointed the country lead and Chair of the U.S. Steering Committee. Kiersten sits on the Executive Women’s Council and is a member of W.O.M.E.N. in America. Kiersten holds a B.S. in Business Management from Washington and Lee University and is a recipient of the University’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award.